If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Hola, Spillios. Your friendly neighborhood Fungusmonkey here! Professor Jeff is busy preparing for The Loading Bar's coverage of E3, so I went ahead and hacked into his account by sheer force of will to bring you a very special video game version of Trailerpocalypse (which I will now arbitrarily dub "Video Game-aggedon"). Enjoy, and make sure to keep checking back on Spill.com for more info on Professor Jeff's coverage of E3 (starting Monday)!
First up we have the trailer for 'Deus Ex: Human Revolution' which kind of looks like Solid Snake, Neo, and Ezio all got together and made a sweet, sweet techno love child. The third game in the series, 'Human Revolution' is actually a prequel to the first game (set 25 years prior) and ditches nanotech agumentations in favor of mechanical ones. It's also the first game in the series to use a regenerating health system instead of a static health bar, a decision that Eidos hopes will keep players immersed in the game, rather than forcing players to scrounge for med packs:
"You've got worse enemies than FEMA." Right... tell that to New Orleans.
Next up is the full CG trailer for Volition and THQ's 'Saints Row: The Third' in which you once again play the leader of the Third Street Saints, this time pitted against the shadowy forces of The Syndicate who have bribed the Stilwater police force and taken control of the banks. The open-world, nonlinear game relocates The Saints to the new city of Steelport and sets them against rival gangs in a bid to take over the territory:
It's the same song, but nary a Bradley Cooper in sight...
Then we have breaking news (via our friends at Gamespot) about the highly anticpated 'Batman: Arkham City'. In an interview with Dax Ginn from Rocksteady Studios, it was revealed that Catwoman will not just be a side character, but an actual playable second character with her own unique abilities and fighting moves. See the video below and read the full article (including a detailed description of the gameplay footage) at Gamespot:
Catwoman makes me feel funny, like when we used to climb rope in gym class
Next up we have a trailer (advertisement) for Rockstar's 'L.A. Noire: The Rockstar Pass' DLC pack. Once again proving that pre-order exclusives aren't really "exclusives" as much as they're "DLC that is released early", Rockstar has bundled together the various exclusives that came with pre-orders into a single pack for $10. You get extra cases, new suits (that help with your shooting accuracy or let you take a bit more of a beating), and the badge challenge (which unlocks another new suit and increases your XP). If you bought the game post-release, definitely purchase this pack because hey - new content. However, if you pre-ordered, you'll really have to decide for yourself whether the ten bucks is worth whatever content you don't already have:
Where's the DLC that makes your partners treat you a little less douchebaggy?
And lastly, we have a bevy of screen shots from Team Ninja's semi-reboot of the 'Ninja Gaiden' franchise. Sure, technically screen shots aren't trailers, but who's writing this blog? You or me? That's what I thought. Maybe I thought you needed a little break from all the videos to help rest your eyes. Did you think of that? That maybe I'm looking out for your well-being? Huh? Or maybe I just wanted to use the lame "game-aggedon" joke and didn't think that "screenshot-aggedon" had the same ring to it. Sheesh, get off my nuts already! You people...always judging... anyway, here's some awesomely violent looking Ninja Gaiden 3 screens for you: